I don't know about you, But attending home games is the greatest experience. McAfee is mystical and being there with the lights on is miraculous and gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. How many of you have been to a home game at McAfee stadium? If you haven't, you must do whatever you possibly can to go to atleast one game in your life time.
I wish I could attend more games, my family isn't exactly wealthy but we try. My dad was even thinking of putting away money just for some season tickets. Funny thing is, He hardly even follows football. Hes a Raider fan, but only when the game is on ya know? I think the family enjoys it at the games, But who couldnt have fun when everyone is screaming in ejoyment around you.
When your there, you feel accepted, like everyone there is just part of your family and its all one big reunion. Thats probably my favorite part of it all. Being able to celebrate with a complete stranger, hugging a large man that you would normally be terrified of, and for me atleast, being able to scream swear words at a Charger fan because he's being a royal dick. Its like, My dad lets it slide because he knows I cant control myself in Oakland. Maybe if we were at an away game he would restrain me, but since it was at home I was fully protected by over 50,000 Raider fans.
Everyone has that moment at a Raider game, the one you will never forget no matter how many games you attend. Mine, so far, was actually this year. Monday night football. It was right after Louis Murphy got that huge pass giving us the lead. Of course, My dad had to take the celebration over the line(as always) and he thew his bag of popcorn all over the Charger fans in front of us. The drunken fan stood up and took charge at my dad with good reason. He was restrained by his friend yet didnt give up his quest. He continued to yell at my family. So I decided to take the high road and shout " Sit down!" He looks up at me and yells "Fuck You!" This is when I thought the most logical thing was to scream the same back at him. That is also when I earned my man card. I had a woman holding me back as I went towards this middle aged man. My father couldn't have been more proud.
So, I ask you Raider Nation. When was your 1st time at a Raider game? And if you do have one of those special moments. What is it?